Who Makes Up Your School's Mental Health Team?
School-employed mental health professionals are specially trained to provide services in the learning context. School counselors, school psychologists and school social-workers provide the vast majority of school-based services. They are specially trained in school system functioning and learning, as well as how students’ behavior and mental health impacts their ability to be successful in school. Areas of expertise include but are not limited to: education law, curriculum and instruction, classroom and behavior management, individual and group counseling, learning disabilities, school safety and crisis response, effective discipline, cultural competence, and consultation with educators, families and community providers.
Every District 6 school has a mental health team consisting of school mental health providers, a Northrange Behavioral Health school-based therapist, and administrators.
School Counselors are educators implementing responsive services and individual planning for academic, social-emotional, and career skill development. School counselors have specialized knowledge of curriculum and instruction and help screen students for the basic skills needed for a successful transition from cradle to college and career. School counselors focus on helping students address their academic, personal/social, and career development goals and needs by designing, implementing, and evaluating a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes and enhances student success.
School Social Workers have special expertise in understanding family and community systems and linking students and their families with the community services that are essential for promoting student success. School social workers' training includes specialized preparation in cultural diversity, systems theory, social justice, risk assessment and intervention, consultation and collaboration, and clinical intervention strategies to address the mental health needs of students. are uniquely qualified to link a student's home, school, and community, providing counseling and case coordination.
School Psychologists have extensive knowledge of learning, motivation, behavior, childhood disabilities, assessment, evaluation, and school law. School psychologists specialize in analyzing complex student and school problems and selecting and implementing appropriate evidence-based interventions to improve outcomes at home and school.
District 6 Lead School Mental Health Providers
Supporting the Head and Heart Connection
If have concerns about your student, we can help support you and your student while they are at school. Please email the lead at your student's building and a mental health provider will respond within 24 hours. Click the link below to send an email.
Elementary School Mental Health Providers
K-8 & Middle School Mental Health Providers
The Family and Student Support Team (FASST) works collaboratively with our D6 schools to promote the positve social emotional and behaviroal health of students, families, and staff. Our team consists of specialists in SEL, mindfulness, restorative practices, counseling, social work, prevention, and behavior intervention. The team works closely with school mental health, MTSS, and equity teams to continuoulsy improve the overall culture and climate of classrooms using evidenced based practices for culturally responsive and trauma informed teaching.Kristin Dalton Ed.S. NCSP, BCBASocial Emotional Learning Facilitator/FASST Lead
SEL Specialist/Bully Preventiopn Specialist